After the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli two years ago, his father Paolo Simoncelli launched a project by the name of SIC 58 Squadra Corse aimed at boosting the careers of young Italian riders.
In an interview with MotoGP.com, Simoncelli spoke about the Team, his Plans excerpts.
“To be brutally honest, this whole project was started to keep me alive,” he emotionally admits. “When, after the first race, my wife and my daughter fully supported the scheme, I knew it was the right way to go forward.”
The SIC 58 Corse outfit was competing in Valencia two weekends ago for the final round of the 2014 FIM CEV Repsol championship,
Paolo names Fausto Gresini as his primary supporter Hinting that Gresini allows him steer the team in whichever direction.
Paolo Simoncelli further revealed “Our objective is to reach the World Championship. In our trailer we have an image of Marco and I would like that image to reach the World Championship. With respect to all of the riders, I do very much believe in Tony as he is a real phenomenon in my opinion. He had never previously ridden a four-stroke Moto3 bike but, despite that, he went very well indeed when we went to Valencia.”
The next target for Simoncelli is to see his team competing full-time in the Moto3 ranks of the 2015 FIM CEV Repsol series.
“In 2015 we will do a complete FIM CEV Repsol season, definitely with Arbolino and then with a second rider who is yet to be confirmed. The idea is to also continue running in the Italian championship with four riders. After that, we’ll see what happens…”